Topics : President Donald Trump, who is pushing schools across the country to reopen in the autumn, said he thought Harvard’s plan not to hold in-person classes was ridiculous.The universities argued the measure was unlawful and would adversely affect their academic institutions.In a highly anticipated court hearing on Tuesday in the case brought by Harvard, US District Judge Allison Burroughs in Massachusetts said the US government and the two elite universities that sued had come to a settlement that would roll back the new rules and restore the previous status quo.The hearing lasted less than four minutes.The controversy began after US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it would re-instate rules for international students on F-1 and M-1 visas that limit the number of online courses foreign students can take if they want to remain in the United States. Those rules had been temporarily waived due to the public health crisis. Many academic institutions assumed they would be extended, not rolled back.The DHS official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the details of any future regulation on this issue remain under discussion.In particular, DHS officials are still deciding whether to treat students already in the United States differently than students seeking to enter the country for the first time, according to the official.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led a separate lawsuit challenging the visa rules, said in a written statement Trump’s “arbitrary actions” put the health of students and communities at risk.”In the midst of an economic and public health crisis, we don’t need the federal government alarming Americans or wasting everyone’s time and resources with dangerous policy decisions,” Becerra said.ICE and the US Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment. There are more than a million foreign students at US colleges and universities, and many schools depend on revenue from foreign students, who often pay full tuition.The July 6 move by the administration blindsided many universities and colleges that were still making plans for the fall semester, trying to balance concerns about rising cases of the novel coronavirus in many US states and the desire to return to classes.A flurry of lawsuits were filed challenging the rule including one brought by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and another by a coalition of state governments. Dozens of big companies and colleges and universities filed “friend-of-the-court” briefs opposing the rule.Harvard planned to hold all of its classes online for the upcoming academic year. In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration on Tuesday abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of the move and pressure from colleges and major businesses.US officials announced last week that international students at schools that had moved to online-only classes due to the coronavirus pandemic would have to leave the country if they were unable to transfer to a college with at least some in-person instruction.The government said it would drop the plan amid a legal challenge brought by universities. But a senior US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said the administration still intended to issue a regulation in the coming weeks addressing whether foreign students can remain in the United States if their classes move online.
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (June 1) – Eric Ashley and David Schmidt were IMCA feature winners on driver appreciation night at Cottage Grove Speedway. Ashley made it past Towns on the final restart to park his mount in the winner’s circle for the first time in the current campaign. Also getting his first win in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, Schmidt led from lap six on to score the triumph. It is his second overall victory this year after winning a street stock main event a few weeks earlier. Curtis Towns had a good handle on the Mohawk Metal IMCA Modified ranks. Unfortunately, a mechanical failure with the left front would cripple his efforts for the night. By Ben Deatherage
Substitute Glenn Murray grabbed a sensational late winner for Bournemouth as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea were plunged back into crisis at Stamford Bridge. Joel Campbell fired the Gunners’ 33rd-minute opener through Costel Pantilimon’s legs but the Black Cats got the equaliser they deserved just before the break when Giroud inadvertently deflected a Yann M’Vila into his own net. Petr Cech produced a brilliant save to prevent Steven Fletcher putting the visitors back in front before Giroud headed home at the right end in the 63rd minute and Aaron Ramsey sealed the win in stoppage time. There was more frustration for Manchester United at Old Trafford as Louis Van Gaal’s men were held to a goalless draw by West Ham. Winston Reid and Mauro Zarate missed good early chances for the Hammers but United piled on more pressure in the second half and Marouane Fellaini was only denied by a brilliant save from Adrian. Remi Garde was denied his first win as Aston Villa boss as Southampton substitute Oriol Romeu salvaged a 1-1 draw for the hosts at St Mary’s. Villa survived a spell of strong early pressure from the hosts in which Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle came close and a Jose Fonte effort was cleared off the line. Joleon Lescott put the visitors in front against the run of play on the stroke of half-time but Romeu equalised when he converted a corner from James Ward-Prowse just before the hour mark. Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom at The Hawthorns after Dele Alli’s 15th-minute opener was cancelled out by a rare header from James McClean five minutes before the interval. Odion Ighalo capped another superb performance with a stoppage-time goal as Watford beat Norwich 2-0 at Vicarage Road, Troy Deeney having struck home the opener from a 30th-minute penalty. Murray headed the only goal of the game moments after coming off the bench in the 82nd minute to end the Cherries’ eight-game winless run – and hand Chelsea their eighth defeat of the season. Watched by owner Roman Abramovich, Mourinho’s men were left frustrated in the first half and were ultimately fortunate not to lose by more after good late chances for Matt Ritchie and Dan Gosling. Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy missed two good chances to extend his goalscoring streak to 12 straight games but a Riyad Mahrez hat-trick sent Leicester back to the top of the table. Vardy fired an early effort straight at Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, then blazed a late effort over the bar as it was left to the Algerian to seal a 3-0 win at the Liberty Stadium. And it proved enough for the Foxes to return to the top of the table after Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by Stoke in the lunchtime kick-off at the Britannia Stadium. Mahrez took just five minutes to put his side in front when he converted a Marc Albrighton free-kick then he increased their lead after 22 minutes from a cross by N’Golo Kante. Ki Sung-yueng struck the bar at the start of the second half for the home side but Mahrez sealed a win which will heap more pressure on Swans boss Garry Monk when he slotted home from Vardy’s neat pass in the 67th minute. Earlier, Manuel Pellegrini’s men served up an abject performance as two first-half goals from Marko Arnautovic and a brilliant individual performance by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Mark Hughes’ side the points. Shaqiri shimmied past Fernando and Aleksandar Kolarov before crossing for Arnautovic to side-foot a seventh minute opener, then the same pair combined for the Austrian to grab his second with just 22 minutes on the clock. Olivier Giroud scored at both ends as Arsenal ended Sunderland’s recent revival under Sam Allardyce with a hard-fought 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium. Press Association
The No. 8 USC women’s volleyball team looks to continue its winning ways when it faces the Virginia Cavaliers Friday at 7 p.m.The Women of Troy have been nearly unstoppable so far this year. This past weekend, they won the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic with three wins, highlighted by their upset victory over No. 4 Hawaii in five sets Sunday.Virginia is off to a strong start as well. The Cavaliers are currently 5-1 and began the year 5-0 for the first time since 2003. They have already won two tournaments, a feat the Trojans have also achieved this season.Head coach Mick Haley admits he does not know exactly what to expect from Virginia, but regardless of what the Cavaliers do, he strongly feels the Trojans will be able to benefit from the opposing style of play.“I think [Virginia] might be using two setters and six hitters, so that’s basically a 6-2 offense, and it allows them to run a lot of movement against our block, which would be great for us if they do that because we really need to practice against that,” said Haley. “I think we can accommodate though if we do the things that we need to do on our side of the net and continue to improve.”Defense, along with passing and serving, have been the key items the Women of Troy have been focusing on. Fortunately, with conference play still a couple weeks away, the team still has plenty of time to improve.“If we work hard in practice every day, if we can get better in the practice gym, we have a chance to be very good this year,” said Haley.One of the team’s biggest strengths so far is its depth. Haley has had the luxury of using 14 players in matches so far this season. And the team is not only deep — it is also very young. The current roster includes six freshmen, a truth that may prove to be a factor in this weekend’s matchup.“I think Virginia’s still young in that they had two good recruiting classes, so our freshmen against their freshmen and sophomores ought to be a pretty interesting battle,” Haley said.Overall, regardless of any defensive struggles or inexperienced players the Trojans may have, Haley’s outlook on the team’s upcoming match only seems positive.“I think it’ll be a good battle, but I feel, I feel good about where we are right now, and I feel good about playing Virginia this weekend,” said Haley.He certainly has reasons to be confident. After the Trojan tournament victory in Hawaii, junior outside hitter Alex Jupiter was awarded with Pac-10 and National Player of the Week honors, providing the Women of Troy with another reason to feel good about their chances this season.“I think you don’t want to miss watching this team, to tell you the truth, because every week is going to be something different I think, and you’re going to see somebody else step up, and I hope that happens because we’ll get to be a great team if everybody takes the challenge,” Haley said.
Last Updated: 7th October, 2019 18:10 IST ‘Will Push For Kabaddi’s Inclusion In The 2024 Olympics’, Says Rijiju Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister of India, has stated that the Government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Written By “Kabaddi is a perfect example of how an indigenous sport has grown successfully. This I feel is the beginning of the sports culture that we envisaged for India which is now becoming a reality,” Rijiju said in a statement while speaking on KBD Live at Star Sports Studio.”We will definitely push hard for Kabaddi to be part of the next Olympics as we are a billion-plus powerful nation and so for this to become possible, we will have to put all our efforts together, but I am very confident about it,” he added. SUBSCRIBE TO US READ: Dream11, Jaipur Pink Panthers Vs Bengaluru Bulls: Player PredictionsPush for the inclusion of Kabaddi India which has been a dominant force in Kabaddi has been trying to push hard for its inclusion in the Olympics. In order for a sport to get included in the Olympics, it will have to first get the recognition from the International Olympic Committee. After that, its governing body will have to become a recognised International Federation (IF) of the IOC. The sport’s IF will then apply for acceptance as an Olympic sport by filing a petition that establishes its criteria of eligibility. However, after a vote of the IOC session in Lausanne, on June 25, the IOC refused to include any other sports for the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games. Paris, the host country of Olympics 2024 submitted its proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the programme. The Olympic Programme Commission will conduct an evaluation after which the executive board will make the final decision on the existing events and the proposed new events in 2020.READ: PKL 2019: Bengaluru Qualify For Playoffs With Win Over Haryana OTHER SPORTSREAD: Pawan Sehrawat Sets Pro Kabbadi Record With 39 Raid Points In A Match(With PTI inputs) Kiren Rijiju, Sports Minister of India, has stated the Government will try to push for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Even though he did not elaborate on how this will be achieved, he cautioned that the inclusion of a new sport will be a long-drawn and a cumbersome process. This process usually involves intensive lobbying. Rijiju asserted that no matter what the circumstances, the Government is going to put their best forward in pushing the sport. India’s kabaddi team achieved bronze at the Jakarta Asian Games held in Indonesia last year, while the women’s team won silver after they lost to Iran in the final. READ: PKL 2019: Telugu Titans And Puneri Paltan Break Pro Kabaddi Record First Published: 7th October, 2019 18:10 IST COMMENT LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Ankita Chakraborty FOLLOW US
Manchester City announced last week that they will be building a statue of Spanish midfielder David Silva in honour of his service to the club.Silva’s contract with the Citizens ended this season, bringing an end to the 34 year old’s 10 year stay at the club.However, former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who was the face of the club’s transformation in the last ten years is puzzled as to why nothing of the sort has been done for him.The dynamic midfielder says he is delighted about the club’s decision to honor Silva, but believes it’s odd he wasn’t honored in the same way.“The statue for [David] Silva – I’m very delighted. As for me, it’s up to the club – I have nothing much to say, he told MEN”They can decide what they want. Is it odd though? Yeah. But I can do nothing about it – it is up to the club. The fans know better.”Toure’s relationship with Manchester City has had its fair share of controversy, as he infamously wanted to force a move out of the Etihad in 2014 after being upset by the club’s failure to mark his 31st birthday fairly.The Ivorian midfielder scored 62 Premier league goals in 230 appearances winning three league titles with Man City in his eight years at the club.
Black Stars dependable defender, Jonathan Mensah(Paa Joe) insists Ghana need to stay focused ahead of their semi-final clash against Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.The Black Stars set up a clash with the tournament hosts following an impressive 3-0 win over Guinea on Sunday.Ghana are now overwhelming favourites to seal a place in the grand finale ahead of the hosts who are believed to have overachieved in the tournament.With this Paa Joe wants his teammates to remain alert to the threat host nation who will have the whole nation behind them on Thursday.“It is going to be very difficult so we need to stay calm, we need to concentrate,” He told Nhyira Fm“I know that Equatorial Guinea has a good squad but Ghana is also a big nation and we want to go to the finals.”
Middleweight Gabriel Rosado, with former two-time junior middleweight titleholder Fernando Vargas working as his trainer for the first time, outfought former welterweight titlist Joshua Clottey to win a unanimous decision in a spirited fight on Saturday night on the Luis Ortiz-Bryant Jennings undercard at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.Clottey (39-5, 22 KOs) fought well early but Rosado (22-9, 13 KOs), in his first fight in a year, came on strong to win 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94 and a end five-fight winless streak. Rosado came into the fight having gone 0-4 with a no decision since 2012 in official boxing matches, including stoppage losses in world title fight against Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin, although he went 1-0-1 in unofficial Big Knockout Boxing bouts.”It has been more than a year since I have been in the ring so I did feel a little I the rust but I feel like this fight really helped me shake it off,” Rosado said. “Clottey is a tough opponent, former world champion, definitely a challenge for me in my first fight back but I think that training with Fernando really helped me. I listened to him, made sure to do what he told me and focused on my hand speed.”Vargas was happy with his new pupil’s performance in the fight that was contracted at 158 pounds to accommodate the smaller Clottey.”Gabriel gave everyone a great performance,” Vargas said. “This was our first training camp together and I think we are going to keep growing an make great fights together.”In the opening round referee Benjy Esteves Jr. warned Rosado, 29, of Philadelphia, for hitting Clottey behind the head and then Clottey went down when Rosado caught him with an accidental elbow in the second round and Esteves gave him time to recover. Clottey, 38, a Ghana native who fights out of New York, beat Rosado to the punch and was landing clean shots, including with a solid uppercut. By the third round Rosado had swelling under his left eye.Rosado, with a starring role in the new Rocky movie “Creed,” turned it around. He got busier and began to force Clottey backward with a series of good right hands and body shots. He seemed to have Clottey in a bit of trouble early in the eighth round after landing several blows.Esteves warned Clottey for landing a low blow in the ninth round that angered Rosado, who also had swelling around his right eye. With the fight seemingly very close going into the 10th round, they both came out firing but Rosado won the round as he backed Clottey up and landed the cleaner punches.”I think that I delivered an entertaining fight tonight and I was happy with my performance,” Rosado said. “I have great respect for Joshua Clottey. He is great fighter an African warrior. I am ready for my next big challenge, I would like a shot at Canelo [Alvarez] next.” Clottey, who moved up in weight to make the fight, said he would return to junior middleweight.”This was an off night for me,” Clottey said. “I do think that the fans enjoyed the fight. We are both fighters that do not like to back down. However, I don’t feel comfortable at this weight class, I want to go back down to 154 and continue to fight at junior middleweight.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
MORE: Dabo Swinney Clemson won’t change under ACC Network’s spotlightCrimson Tide linebacker Dylan Moses started the beef while speaking at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on Wednesday. Despite losing to the Tigers 44-16 in the 2019 National Championship, Moses felt that Clemson wasn’t even the best team Alabama faced that season.”It was more preparation,” Moses said . “I wouldn’t say Clemson was a better team… Georgia is definitely the hardest team I have played in college.” Alabama beat Georgia 35-28 in that season’s SEC Championship. The 28-point loss Clemson was the worst loss of the Nick Saban era at Alabama and the biggest deficit for the program since 2003.When word reached Clemson players a few hours later in Charlotte, N.C., they didn’t take too kindly to the excuses and disrespect.”Alabama was a really good team,” Clemson offensive guard John Simpson said . “They played really hard. They got their opinions, that’s just how it’s going to be. We got our opinions, they got theirs. I personally feel like Notre Dame was the best team that we played. Notre Dame was really good. I think Notre Dame was better than Alabama was.”Clemson beat Notre Dame 30-3 in the College Football Playoff semifinal . The 27-point margin of victory was less than the Tigers’ blowout win over Alabama the following week, so technically Simpson has a point.”We beat [Alabama] twice, and we beat them pretty good the second time,” Simpson continued. “So why is there an excuse? The first time, if there were excuses, OK.”His teammate Tanner Muse shared his thoughts on Moses’ comments as well.”He’s entitled to his own opinion so he can say what he wants to, “Muse said. “But at the end of the day it’s about the wins and losses. You either win or you lose and then you say what you want afterwards. But the final result is the final result. There is no changing it, only what you do next.”MORE: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa: I’m grateful for the championship game loss to ClemsonESPN and SEC Network personality Paul Finebaum did not share the same sentiment with the Clemson players, calling the comments petty.”I’m not in the business of criticizing college players,” Finebaum said , “but that is easily one of the stupidest comments I have ever heard. Alabama was a phenomenal football team last year. Notre Dame was good, but they were not as good as Alabama. Alabama would’ve destroyed Notre Dame, and what you get there in John Simpson’s comments is just the pettiness of a program that is unaccustomed to being at the epicenter of this sport.” “Clemson just doesn’t know how to win yet,” Finebaum continued. “Maybe they will at some point, but not yet. And I hope that they can learn to deal with being No. 1 and being in the spotlight. Because so far, a lot of their comments and their behavior, both the last time two years ago and today, have been really embarrassing.”Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence then took to Twitter on Thursday to respond to Finebaum’s comments:Unprofessional https://t.co/OMZmC7avrO— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) July 18, 2019Alabama and Clemson are ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively in Sporting News’ preseason Top 25 . The Crimson Tide begin their season on Aug. 31 vs. Duke in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta with a chance to beat an ACC opponent. Meanwhile, the Tigers meanwhile host Georgia Tech two days earlier to kick off their season. Even when separated by several states and hundreds of miles, the rivalry between Clemson and Alabama continues to brew.With just over a month until the college football season kicks off and a seemingly inevitable Clemson-Alabama national championship game unfolds for the fourth time in five years, players from both teams are already busy trash talking each other at their respective conference media days.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington City Council agreed to put $15,000 into an escrow account for the hospital’s interim CEO as it looks for a new one, after Leonard Hernandez resigned about six weeks ago. The hospital board has reached an agreement with a consulting firm, and that firm is showing them ways to save money. The interim CEO is an employee of that consulting firm and will be running day to day operations.At the meeting Tuesday night, hospital board member Terry Deschaine said the company has given them several ways to save money, and ways to get more income.“We have a roadmap now,” he said. “I feel more comfortable now than I have at any time since I joined the board in 2013.”But that company expects to be paid and is asking for an escrow account to make sure the first three months are paid for. The hospital is putting up $15,000 and the hospital foundation will pay the rest, which is about $45,000.Deschiaine said finance director Sam Gill has also resigned. The two salaries of Gill and Hernandez – are just a little less than $25,000 a month, so the hospital may be able to pay the monthly fee and the money may stay in the escrow account. If that happens the city would get the money back eventually, when the interim is no longer interim.Deschaine said the last several days have been a “whirlwind of activity. We are the good guys trying to keep a good thing,” he said of the hospital.Specific recommendations made by the consulting firm are not being released as the firm feels it is proprietary information at this point. The report is 137 pages long but it will apparently not be made public.Deschaine said most of the recommendations involve how to do things better, concerning how to improve or upgrade things more efficiently.By doing it this way the board can take its time in finding a new CEO.The council was a bit hesitant to approve the money, but Vince Wetta and a couple of others said they were swayed by Deschiane’s being there and how he presented the information.Council member Kip Etter said he was hesitant because there were unanswered questions and there was nothing in writing stating what the agreement was about.â€”â€”â€”The council also heard a presentation from Mark Chesney, CEO of the Kansas Power Pool. He explained how power is handled around the state, and what may be coming in the future with the government wanting everyone to rely less on coal and cut down on pollution.The Kansas Power Pool gets a lot of its power from wind energy, he said, an they are at about 20 percent from non-coal type energy sources.Chesney explained the power charge that shows up on everyone’s electric bill. This is something that is projected or predicted a year in advance. It is adjusted at times during the year based on costs. Chesney also agreed to meet with the council again, and to do a presentation for them and the public about electricity. A date has not been set.â€”â€”â€”On a 4-2 vote the council rejected a measure to condemn a small house at 611 W. 13th St. This house has come before the council a few times over the past two years. At first the owner said he would like to fix it up, but changed his mind when city code inspectors told him what all he would have to do.The owner showed up at the meeting Tuesday and said he had no problem with the city tearing it down.The city council has been discussing its policies on tearing down dangerous or abandoned structures, and that was part of the reason they rejected the resolution.They discussed the policy some at a work session Monday night, and plan to discuss policies and changes they may make, at a future work session.â€”â€”â€”In other business, the council:â€¢Passed an ordinance adopting the uniform public offenses codes, which brings city crime ordinances in line with state rules. Police Chief Tracy Heath said the biggest change is to the criminal use of weapons part, which notes a concealed carry permit is no longer required in Kansas. A person may still get one, but it is not required.â€¢Passed the standard traffic ordinance, which also brings city code in line with state law.Heath said he tried to address the issue of children riding in golf carts around the city, as the city allows golf carts to be driven on city streets. Children will have to have a seatbelt on, or a very young child will have to have a car seat, just like they do in automobiles.The city ordinance is also more liberal than the state law, allowing golf carts to operate at night if they have lights.Heath said there are 200 golf carts licensed in Wellington, though many of them are never taken onto city streets.â€¢Agreed to sign a contract with Meis Construction to complete the 9th street sewer to Waldo Street. It goes to Cherry street now. The cost is $125,000.â€¢Agreed to spend $12,000 with Catalyst Air Management of Knoxille, Tenn., to get testing done on the gas turbines at the power plant. 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